lilies with cross

remembering those who have gone before...

   Bringing to remembrance pleasant events with classmates no longer here...

Beverly Ann Gabriel - 05/16/34 - 01/03/21
Beverly Ann Gabriel Whipple
3100 Grand Avenue; Apt. 6F
Des Moines, IA 50312


published on January 6, 2021

Beverly Ann (Gabriel) Whipple
1934 - 2021

Des Moines - Beverly Whipple, 86, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Bev was born in Des Moines, Iowa on May 16, 1934, to Raffaele and Caterina Gabriel (proceeded in death). Bev attended St. John's Catholic Grade School and North High School. She retired from AT&T as a long distance operator in 1993.

Bev met her husband Arthur Whipple Jr. in the 7th grade and they were married in 1955. They had 62 wonderful years of marriage raising 7 children, the last three being triplets.

Bev was devoted to her Catholic faith, the rosary, all her best friends and family. Once you met Bev she introduced you as her best friend. Bev had a special love for Dowling Catholic sports, especially the football coaches, staff, teams and was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

Bev was proceeded in death by her husband Art, brothers Gotto, Martin, Robert and Rocky Gabriel, sisters Mary Marturello, Theresa Coppi, Frances Chido and Rose Juliano.

Bev is survived by daughters, Dawn Evans, Denise (Tim) Eoriatti, DeAnn Mauro, Desiree (Andy) Ingham, Debbie Whipple (Shawn Seamonds); sons, Dan (Mary Jo) Whipple and Dino (Leigh Ann) Whipple; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Basilica of St. John or St. Theresa Church, Des Moines, Iowa or Dowling Catholic Athletic's.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at



Top | Home | Invite | June 20 | June 21 | 1983 | 1993 | 2003 | all years | fun | directory | email | closing

©2023-csheddgraphics All rights reserved.
All images and content are © copyright of their respective copyright owners.